The dexamethasone suppression test in patients with mood disorders.

  title={The dexamethasone suppression test in patients with mood disorders.},
  author={A. John Rush and Donna E. Giles and Marita Schlesser and Paul J. Orsulak and Cornelle R Parker and Jacalyn Weissenburger and Gordon Crowley and Masoud Khatami and Nina Vasavada},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={57 10},
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to (1) determine whether the endogenous/nonendogenous mood disorder dichotomy is validated by the dexamethasone suppression test (DST); (2) determine whether other subtyping schemes (unipolar/bipolar, DSM-III melancholic/nonmelancholic, Winokur's family history subtypes) relate to the DST; (3) evaluate the relative contributions of symptom severity, weight loss, and other factors to DST status; and (4) assess the relative sensitivity of various post… CONTINUE READING